Hands-on tech initiatives for tech enthusiasts of all levels, including women transitioning to the tech industry
women++ (womenplusplus) is a Swiss non-profit association committed to increasing gender diversity in the tech industry in Switzerland with initiatives designed to attract women (and all genders) to the tech industry, support their transition into new roles, and facilitate female leadership. We organize events and workshops covering the most promising areas of tech. In addition, our initiatives facilitate hands-on tech project experience, working in multidisciplinary teams within software development, data science, project management, UX/UI design and machine learning, amongst others.
Our vision is to increase the number of women working in the tech sector by focusing on adults willing to either advance their existing careers or transition to this sector from other fields.
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We organise Switzerland's first women-friendly hackathon. For one weekend our hackathon brings together diverse tech talent and business experts from different sponsoring companies with the aim of increasing diversity in tech. Be inspired and become part of a growing tech community while building real tech products in the process!
deploy(impact) is our six-week hands-on remote software development program where project managers, UX/UI designers, software developers, data scientists etc. will be part of a team to create real-life tech solutions for social good, following the agile methodology. The perfect program for those who are starting, transitioning or upskilling in tech.
In partnership with Constructor Learning, we offer a 50% scholarship for women starting or transitioning careers into Data Science or Software development. All female applicants to the Data Science or Full-stack coding bootcamps, coming via women++ and who currently rely on financial support, are eligible to qualify for this scholarship opportunity offered once per batch.
women++ collaborates with companies, non-profit organizations and other initiatives to achieve a common goal. We've been guest teachers at conferences such as Digital Festival, Applied Machine Learning Days, IWD, and more. We also help women start their careers in tech by establishing scholarships for education.
“Over the six-week long project, collaborating as a team for a good cause and the networking opportunities that were available to me during deploy(impact) were extremely helpful.
It is such an amazing programme to not only improve my technical skills but also work alongside other developers, programmers and UX/UI designers towards a common goal. Importantly, it has also opened up job opportunities for me in the tech space.”
deploy(impact) participant 2021
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